Month: September 2021

134. Bradley Whitford. The Iconic Actor and Activist. The Handmaid’s Tale and The Taliban. Biden and Hollywood. What Would Commander Lawrence Do With Senators Sinema and Manchin? General Milley Under Fire. Is Afghanistan a “Strategic Failure”?

From The West Wing, to Get Out, to Transparent, to The Handmaid’s Tale. For a generation, Bradley Whitford (@BradleyWhitford) has shaped the world’s understanding of politics–through the lense of entertainment.  But Bradley doesn’t just play politics. He lives it. At this precarious time in American history, art and politics are merging and colliding in powerful […]

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133. Zainab Salbi. The War on Women In Afghanistan. The Reality of American Drone Strikes. Why Doesn’t Biden Get It? Recognizing The Taliban Is Like Gilead from Handmaid’s Tale. Women’s Rights Under Fire From Kabul to Texas. Finding Peace In Trying Times.

With Afghanistan now firmly in the hands of the Taliban, a full-scale war on women is underway inside that country. Women are being forcibly married, hunted, beaten and killed. Our President and many in Congress want to turn the page. But Zainab Salbi is on the front lines of the fight—and refuses to allow it.  […]

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132. Admiral Mike Mullen. The Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs on The Next 9/11, Gen. Milley’s Call to China, the Afghanistan Debacle. The Sept 18 Threat to Washington. Lessons Learned, Taking Accountability for Failure & Lady Gaga’s Giant Egg.

The 20th anniversary of 9/11 has now passed. Afghanistan remains a mess. The delta variant is ripping through thousands of unvaccinated lives. And there is new, looming domestic terrorism threat facing our Capitol this week.  It’s all a painful reminder that our fun, vaccinated summer of 2021 is almost over. Fall is coming in fast. […]

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Huffington Post: My 9/11 Story

Everyone has a September 11th Story. This is mine. It is an exclusive excerpt, from Chapter Six of my book, Chasing Ghosts. This post was originally published September 11, 2006. I had quit my job at JP Morgan on Friday, September 7. I was planning to spend the day sleeping in late, going to the […]

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131. Rob Serra, FDNY (Ret.). 9/11 SPECIAL. Did America Forget? First-Responder Health Issues. The Great American Betrayal of Afghanistan. Professor Rieckhoff Goes Back to School. The Firefighters Podcast. Hockey Heroes Take Over MSG.

Never forget is the mantra of 9/11. It was on bumper stickers, repeated by Presidents, and hashtagged for two decades now. Twenty years later, has America forgotten?  Have we forgotten the lessons of 9/11? Have we forgotten what happened that day? Have we forgotten all that happened after? Have we forgotten about the public officials […]

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WTOP: June 7, 2021 – Current Threats to Our Country

https://righteous.us/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/paul-reickhoff-final-interview-.mp3 Paul joins WTOP for a segment discussing Trump’s next moves and how they might impact our friends and our enemies. It’s a hard-hitting reality check. Stay Frosty!

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Meet the Press Reports: America’s Next War

Fmr. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen and Independent American’s Paul Rieckhoff join Chuck Todd to discuss America’s next potential war. https://www.peacocktv.com/watch-online/news/meet-the-press-reports/7632308671722350112/seasons/2/episodes/the-next-war-is-the-pentagon-prepared-episode-8/36cdd929-881c-3d9b-940e-b287c2d17976

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Stand Up! with Pete Dominick – June 29, 2021

Paul was on Pete Dominick’s always fun podcast today—they talked about cargo shorts, his weekend at Watkins Glen racetrack, sending a kid to kindergarten in the pandemic, his son’s new stitches (yay!), and of course the latest national security, political and veterans stuff. Including Matt Gaetz, Fox’s Laura Ingraham and others coming after General Milley, […]

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You Decide with Errol Louis: Paul Rieckhoff – A veteran’s view on ending the war in Afghanistan

From You Decide with Errol Louis: After two decades, President Biden completed the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, officially ending the war and leaving the country in control of the Taliban. Iraq war veteran and advocate Paul Rieckhoff joined Errol to explain why he thinks Biden’s handling of the withdrawal has been a debacle […]

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130. Congressman Peter Meijer. THE END OF THE AFGHANISTAN WAR? Not for the Afghans. 13 US Troops Killed. Our Allies Left to Die. Biden Spikes the Ball. The Great American Betrayal of Afghanistan. Is the Future of the GOP Peter Meijer or Donald Trump?

After 20 years, all US troops are now out of Afghanistan. Is that a good thing? Is the war really over? What happens now to our Afghan allies left behind? Will there be any accountability for failure in Washington? After gripping episodes with Matt Zeller, Jane Horton and Kristen Rouse, the newest episode is keeping […]

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